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25mm Anti-Material Payload Rifle

(AMPR-XM109)
50TH ANNUAL NDIA SMALL ARMS SYMPOSIUM AND EXHIBITION

Neil Lee U.S. Army ARDEC AMSRD-AAR-AEW-S(D) Bldg 65 Picatinny, NJ 07806-5000 (973) 724-6743 nelee@pica.army.mil

Sergio Aponte U.S. Army ARDEC AMSRD-ARR-AEW-M (D); Bldg 7 Picatinny, NJ 07806-5000 (973) 724-3445 saponte@pica.army.mil

Ralph Mazeski U.S. Army ARDEC AMSRD-AAR-AEM-I; Bldg 65 Picatinny, NJ 07806-5000 (973) 724-6453 rmazeski@pica.army.mil

25mm Anti-Material Payload Rifle


(AMPR-XM109)
Briefing Agenda: Neil Lee: The IPT Facts & Claims The Barrett 25mm Rifle System Project Schedule Sergio Aponte: Battelle Weaponeering Study Niceville Armor Piercing Tech Demo Technical Challenges Recoil Mitigation Ralph Mazeski 25mm Ammunition & etc.

Questions

25mm Anti-Material Payload Rifle


(AMPR-XM109)

IPT Arrangement
Sponsor
The U.S. Special Operations Command

CPT Bowser USSOCOM

Neil Lee Sergio Aponte Steve Small, Ph.D.

Weapon Developer Ronnie Barrett Bob Gates Cape Aero Space Charles Poff Recoil Mitigation

Bob Galleazzi M107 PM Crew Served Weapons Ammunition Issues AETC Ralph Mazeski Dennis Durkin

Recoil Mitigation Gamma Tim Lindsay

Ammunition Developers GDOTS Matt Solverson Kaman Dayron

25mm Anti-Material Payload Rifle


(AMPR-XM109)

Facts & Claims


Facts A known commodity: The Barrett M107 is combat proven and User respectedthe XM109 possesses much of the same architecture as the M107 Ammunition Availability: The 25mm XM109 will use the self-same 25mm armor-piercing ammunition as the Objective Crew-Served Weapon (XM307) Claims The 25mm XM109 offers significantly greater lethality than the .50 caliber XM107 against C4I SAR targets Near term: Penetration potential from optimizing warhead promises over 1 -inches of RHA at 1200 meters and beyond Long Term: Optimized AP ammunition offers 2 + inches of HHA

25mm Anti-Material Payload Rifle


(AMPR-XM109)

XM107 Baseline System

Specifications

Caliber Chamber Operation Barrel Length Rifling Twist Rifle Weight Overall Length Disassembled Length

.50 BMG (12.7 X 99mm) Chambered for commercial and MATCH ammunition Semi-Automatic - Short Recoil Cycle 29 inches (73.67 cm) 1 turn in 15 inches (38.1 cm) 28.5 pounds (12.9kg) 57 inches (144.78 cm) 38 inches (96.52 cm)

25mm Anti-Material Payload Rifle


(AMPR-XM109)

SYSTEM CHARACTERISTICS
WEAPON SYSTEM HAS RAPID CONVERSION CAPABILITY FROM M107 TO XM109 XM109 & M107 HAVE 70% COMMONALITY MAJORITY OF REPLACEMENT PARTS ARE CURRENTLY IN SUPPLY SYSTEM WEAPON SYSTEM IS 10 INCHES SHORTER THAN M107 CAPABLE OF DEFEATING MOST LIGHT ARMOR AND MATERIEL TARGETS OUT TO 2000 METERS

25mm Anti-Material Payload Rifle


(AMPR-XM109)

XM109 Prototype

Specifications

Caliber Chamber Operation Barrel Length Rifling Twist Rifle Weight Overall Length Disassembled Length

25mm Chambered for OCSW XM307 ammunition Semi-Automatic - Short Recoil Cycle 29 inches (73.67 cm) TBD <35 pounds (15.9kg) 46 inches (144.78 cm) 38 inches (96.52 cm)

25mm Anti-Material Payload Rifle


(AMPR-XM109) Project Schedule
Fragmentation Testing of Baseline Ammunition May 04 Limited Safety Release scheduled for August 04 3 weapon systems delivered to APG 1675 total rounds of AP and TP ammunition Initial Delivery of XM1049 HEAP ammunition September 04 User Assessment scheduled for October 04 10 weapon systems delivered to SOCOM 2000 total rounds AP and TP ammunition User Assessment Report expected December 04

25mm Anti-Material Payload Rifle


(AMPR-XM109)

Battelle Weaponeering Study


Summarized Results: Probability of Target Defeat
Big Bird Radar At 800 meters the XM109 required half as many rounds as the XM107. BMP-3 At 800 meters the XM107 required 2 times more rounds than the XM109.

25mm Anti-Material Payload Rifle


(AMPR-XM109)

Range

Single Shot Test Barrel Using Mk 211 Ammunition (MoA)

Single Shot Test Barrel Using 25mm TP OCSW Ammunition (MoA)

M107 OTF2 (SN 3629) Using Mk 211 Ammunition (MoA)

XM109 Using 25mm TP OCSW Ammunition (MoA)

600 meter

.71 1.34

2.49 2.76

2.30 2.74

2.53 3.33

800 meter

25mm Anti-Material Payload Rifle


(AMPR-XM109)

Tech Demo 19 June 2003


Set-up:
High Speed and normal speed video record of pre-demo and demo at both target (perpendicular) and weapon (side view) locations 6 foot x 6 foot x 1 inch thick armor target at 207m (RHA) All shots fired by remote operation

Location:
Niceville, Florida

25mm Anti-Material Payload Rifle


(AMPR-XM109)

19 June 2003 Niceville, FLA.

25mm Anti-Material Payload Rifle


(AMPR-XM109)

CARTRIDGE, 25 MILLIMETER: Target Practice (TP) XM1050


20,000 rounds built and fired to date Mann barrel dispersion ~0.25 mils @ 200yards System dispersion ~1.1 mils @ 1350 meters Simple two piece projectile construction Integral rotating band Common cartridge case, primer and propellant

25mm Anti-Material Payload Rifle


(AMPR-XM109)

CARTRIDGE, 25 MILLIMETER: Armor Piercing, XM1049


Off the shelf nose fuze with spitback Advanced molybdenum shaped charge liner Over 2 inches of armor penetration (Lab) Flight tested to 963 Meters Dispersion ~ 0.75 mils

Behind Armor Witness Plate

First Generation

25mm Anti-Material Payload Rifle


(AMPR-XM109)

CARTRIDGE, 25 MILLIMETER: Armor Piercing, XM1049


Improvements: Remove nose fuze = greater penetration Base fuze utilizes existing HE safe and arm Reduced parasitic weight Addition of self destruct feature Provides basis for high explosive dual purpose (HEDP) airbursting capability

Next Generation